253687 Advocating for Public Health

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:30 AM

Lucy Melcher , Government Relations Department, APHA, Washington, DC
This presentation will discuss APHA's advocacy activities and how the organization mobilizes its members to take action on public health issues. Examples will be given from APHA's summer advocacy campaign, as well as tips and best practices on being a public health advocate.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify tools and resources for becoming an effective advocate 2. Discuss how to develop advocacy campaigns around specific public health issues

Keywords: Advocacy, Public Health Advocacy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked on advocacy campaigns and programs for several years and have professional experience in the area.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.